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24 rue de la Republique, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 42 52 91
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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French, European, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
24 rue de la Republique, 69002, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not eat at this restaurant. There seems to be some confusion between this restaurant and the restaurant at the Paul Bocuse institute for restaurant and hotel service which is in the MGallery Hotel Royale. My wife and I had dinner here last night based...More

Thank jeff g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and the decoration are pleasant. The service was quite good but some dishes of the menu were not available. The food and the wines were good but a little bit overpriced.

Thank Dijie_fromLyon
Reviewed January 18, 2018

After finding a number of places I had earmarked closed (early Jan) we looked at the menu and thought we'd give it a try. A deceptive practice from the restaurant meant the menu on show was for the enclosed outside terrace - the menu for...More

Thank LachlanC
Reviewed December 11, 2017

We were there for "La Fête des Lumières" you can imagine how crowded Lyon was. Nevertheless we were able to find a table thanks to a very nice and polite maître. The service was perfect, the food very good and the price absolutely reasonable. Definitely...More

Thank MooPWR
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here on a very busy Saturday. It was a great place for people spotting with glass windows all around. The service was slow but as I said it was very busy. I had a delicious sounding veal in creamy sauce but I was...More

1  Thank Daniel I
Reviewed October 16, 2017

A real shame! This restaurant has everything to be a nice restaurant, location, decoration. But instead it's a real tourist trap. Staff seems experienced but doesn't really care. Food is very poor, again they don't care. And prices are quite high.

1  Thank rubissaphir
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Restraunts in Lyon, at least most of the Buchons require reservations, but only answer the phone when they are open serving customers, unlike the US where reservations are taken at all hours and online. So our first day we were in Lyon we found ourselves...More

Thank 247anthonyc
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

For a city renowned for excellent food, l'institution was incredibly disappointing. The food was less than average, and expensive regardless. My truffled ham pasta dish was little more than sliced deli meat tossed on a bowl of linguine. Other dishes were also subpar. I can...More

1  Thank luckycanuck2014
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Go there to hang out in a chic bar/restaurant and to be seen. I passed a couple of pleasant hours there with an old friend. It's an expensive place, no surprises there. But for the price I would expect better food. The steak tartare clearly...More

1  Thank TheMalyons
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Has a South American flair but not the sum of its parts to excitement. Food was run of the mill, the burgher- the fish was a filler. The waiter was prompt, conscerned and methodical. The surrounding clientele did did not appear discerning or a inspired...More

Thank Bardangas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$32 - $78
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 rue de la Republique, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 42 52 91
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Designed by Jacques Garcia, the Institution restaurant is a reference in the center of Lyon. The fine traditionnal menu is served in a great cosy decor
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